Amen Thompson

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: SGFROM: Overtime EliteHT: 6-7WT: NA
BORN: 1/30/03YEAR: USA03WING: 6-11REACH: NA

Draft Notes

Amen (along with his twin brother Ausar) is a high level prospect with elite level athleticism who has taken an alternative route to the NBA, playing in the Overtime Elite league instead of college. This complicates his evaluation a bit but it’s still clear that he’s a first round talent with lottery potential.

Amen has great size for a combo guard, a crazy quick first step and explosive athleticism. He also has a high level feel for the game and is a great passer (who sometimes tries to do too much but plays an unselfish game and loves to find teammates).

For all his ball skills and passing ability the thing that stands out most about Amen is his ability to fly through the air effortlessly and play with his head at the rim. He’s got long arms and bounce and it can look like he’s playing on a 9-foot hoop. He also has tight handles and can break down defenders with the dribble, using his quick first step to get in the lane.

He has a lot of room for improvement as a jump shooter and this swing skill will determine if he’s an elite NBA player or just a solid NBA player. His 3pt shooting is a work in progress and he struggles from the FT line.

It would have been nice to see him play in the more structured and competitive landscape of a high major NCAA program but at the end of the day this shouldn’t do much to affect his draft stock.


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Draft Projection

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2023 SG Rankings

  1. Nick Smith – 6-4 – Arkansas
  2. Keyonte George – 6-5 – Baylor
  3. Marcus Sasser – 6-2 – Houston
  4. Ausar Thompson – 6-6 – Overtime Elite
  5. Terquavion Smith – 6-4 – NC State
  6. Ricky Council IV – 6-6 – Arkansas
  7. Amari Bailey – 6-4 – UCLA
  8. Sidy Cissoko – 6-7 – G League Ignite (France)
  9. Nikola Durišić – 6-8 – Serbia
  10. Harrison Ingram – 6-8 – Stanford
  11. Mojave King – 6-5 – Ignite (Australia)
  12. Caleb Love – 6-3 – UNC
  13. Hunter Sallis – 6-4 – Gonzaga
  14. Jalen Warley – 6-5 – Florida State
  15. Kowacie Reeves – 6-6 – Florida
  16. Fedor Zugic – 6-6 – Montenegro
  17. Baylor Scheierman – 6-6- Creighton
  18. Dominick Harris – 6-4 – Gonzaga
  19. Arterio Morris – 6-4 – Texas
  20. Adam Flagler – 6-3 – Baylor
  21. Allen Flanigan 6-6 – Auburn
  22. Jalen Hood-Schifino – 6-5 – Indiana
  23. Isiaih Mosely – 6-5 – Missouri
  24. Kadary Richmond – 6-5 – Seton Hall
  25. Jayson Tchicamboud – 6-5 – France
  26. Davonte Davis – 6-4 – Arkansas
  27. Jaylen Clark – 6-5 – UCLA
  28. Justin Moore – 6-4 – Villanova
  29. Isaiah Wong – 6-4 – Miami
  30. Langston Love – 6-4 – Baylor
  31. Josiah James – 6-6 – Tennessee
  32. Adam Miller – 6-4 – LSU
  33. Bryce Thompson – 6-5 – OK. State
  34. Nimari Burnett – 6-3 – Alabama
  35. Tamar Bates – 6-5 – Indiana
  36. Justin Powell – 6-5 – Tennessee
  37. Matthew Murrell – 6-4 – Mississippi
  38. Micah Peavy – 6-7 – TCU
  39. Joe Girard – 6-1 – Syracuse
  40. Bryan Antoine – 6-5 – Radford